Okowa Mourns as Dennis Omovie passes on
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The governor of Delta State, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed grief over the death of Chief Denis Omovie describing it as shocking and unbelievable.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, the governor said he is greatly saddened by the death of the renowned politician, who was one of the few lawmakers to have been elected four times to the Delta Assembly.
Chief Dennis Omovie was till his death the Director-General, Delta State Public and Private Properties Protection Agency.He was a former Delta State House of Assembly member who represented Warri South Constituency 2.
Omovie who paternally and maternally hailed from Uvwie and Warri South LGAs, was also a Warri and Uvwie Chief.
He was the Unuevworo (Traditional Prime Minister) of Ugberikoko of Uvwie Kingdom and a prominent Chief of the Urhobo people of Warri.
He was briefly sick and was reported to have passed on late Tuesday night at a Warri hospital.
Governor Ifeanyi Okwa in his statement noted that late Omovie was a thoroughbred politician, who was very popular among his people, accounting for the reason he contested and won elections to represent them in the state assembly for four consecutive terms.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the passing of a gentleman and grassroots politician, Hon. Dennis Omovie, who passed on in Warri on Tuesday”,Okowa said.
“The news of his passing was a terrible shock to me and the entire state. He was a gentleman-politician, and he distinguished himself in the service of his people and the state.
“As a member of the State Assembly, he chaired the Committees on Public Petition, Legal and Judicial Matters as well as Public Accounts, and he served diligently.
“My condolences go to the family, especially his wife, Justice Mabel Omovie of the State High Court, Asaba.”
The governor prayed God to grant fortitude to those who mourn his demise and grant the deceased’s soul eternal rest.